ARTICLES RELATING TO ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Pope's blood-stained cassock on display

2015-05-13 22:13

The blood-stained cassock worn by the late pope John Paul II on the day of a failed assassination bid on at the Vatican is on display in the Polish city of Krakow.

Vatican attack plot revealed

2015-04-24 21:04

Italian prosecutors say terror suspects sought in Italy had plotted an attack against the Vatican.

Big sale for Pope iPad

2015-04-15 19:13

An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis has fetched $30 500 at an auction, with proceeds going to a school for the poor in Uruguay

Work wraps up on Vatican showers, barber shop for homeless

2015-02-06 18:07

Vatican showers, barber soon to open for homeless; 'kit' includes soap, deodorant, razor

Church backs DRC protesters

2015-01-21 21:06

Democratic Republic of Congo's powerful Catholic church has thrown its weight behind opposition to a move that could extend President Joseph Kabila's rule.

Pope wades into climate change debate

2015-01-15 17:14

Pope Francis has waded into the global debate about climate change saying that he believed that man was primarily responsible.

Catholic bishops open toward gays

2014-10-14 10:01

Catholic bishops have made a 'seismic' opening toward gays, saying they offer gifts to the church.

Guardian angels exist, pope says

2014-10-02 19:38

Pope Francis says guardian angels exist and people who listen to their advice are less likely to make the wrong decisions.

Pope urges - suffer the little children

2014-07-14 20:58

Pope Francis has called for urgent action to protect and care for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children migrating from Central America to the United States.

DRC Catholic bishops urge Kabila to step aside

2014-07-02 19:25

The influential Roman Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has urged President Joseph Kabila to respect constitutional terms limits and not seek re-election.

 

Vatican recognises state of Palestine

2015-05-13 19:52

The Vatican has officially recognised the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

Vatican drops takeover of US nuns

2015-04-16 19:05

The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its takeover of a US nun group in a major shift in tone under Francis.

First African to be made saint – report

2015-02-08 14:05

Benedict Daswa, a Limpopo school principal who was stoned, beaten and burnt to death for his Catholic beliefs, is set to become the first African saint, the Sunday Times reported.

Pope to clergy: Never cover up child abuse

2015-02-05 15:58

Pope Francis has sent Catholic clergy a powerful reminder of their duty to stamp out sexual abuse of children by priests, warning that they must never let a fear of scandal lead to cover-ups.

Pope sparks social media frenzy

2015-01-16 07:39

Millions of Filipinos are planning to endure crushing crowds, security threats and stormy weather to get close to Pope Francis.

Kenya priest guilty of murdering Italian bishop

2014-11-04 20:22

A Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and four others have been found guilty of murdering an elderly Italian bishop in central Kenya almost a decade ago.

Pope, prelates get course in joys of sex

2014-10-07 20:42

Pope and prelates have had a crash course in the joys of sex from people who know: a married Catholic couple.

Nun decapitated in Burundi

2014-09-08 15:59

Three elderly Italian nuns were raped and murdered in twin attacks in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with one being decapitated.

Pope gives exorcists his blessing

2014-07-03 21:01

The Vatican has formally recognised the International Association of Exorcists, giving its blessing to a group of 250 priests in 30 countries who claim to save the possessed from Satan.

Top Malaysian court rules "Allah" only for Muslims

2014-06-23 11:12

Malaysia's top court has upheld a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using "Allah" to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church.

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